Me too, Mammamo! We're due date buddies. I've been very short on patience and trying to figure out how to invite the kind of peace I think I need to get into my baby-having mode while dealing with 10 yr old dd, 8 yr old step-dd and a house full of people with various needs...the Holidays etc. etc. things feel so much more chaotic than when I was pregnant with dd! My baby boy seems very content on the inside...I have a huge belly with lots of fluid and room for him, he's still very active in there. MW did a VE last appt. and he's at -1, I'm about 50% effaced but barely a fingertip dialated and not stretchy. I've been walking, bouncing on my exercise ball, doing EPO and RRL tea...gettin' it on with my honey...but really I think it will be a while yet.
Had a big cry today about how no one is sympathetic enough and I feel outside pressure based on other people's schedules to have the baby soon. It felt good to let it out but it's just so hard to be where we are right now! I hate going out in public but don't want to be cooped up inside either! But really - I have people literally yelling things at me from moving cars (twins? or WOW! seem to be the most common). I swear if it were men who carried the babies, people would not feel quite so entitled to comment on their bodies all the time. I was polite and understanding for a while and now I am just FED UP! And then of course I feel guilt for being a big grump. My step-dd said today "wow, all of your dresses are shirts now!" about the dress I was wearing with leggings (which was longer before the belly was bigger). It's sucks to get pissy with an 8 yr old about an innocent comment like that but it's hard to help also.
May the force be with us I'm sure we'll have our sweet babies within a week's time.
Edited by Hillary77 - 1/1/12 at 2:19am